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A powerful keyboard replacement that works in every app. Supporting reading, writing, comprehension and vocabulary development, Read&Write provides a rich set of features which extend accessibility and provide a range of tools to help with literacy including*:

• Text to speech
• Prediction
• Dictionary / Talking dictionary
• Picture Dictionary
• Check It
• Talk&Type (available for iOS 10 and above)
• Speak as I type
• OpenDyslexic font support
• Language translation in Safari (French or Spanish, Locale dependent)
• French language localisation

Brought to you by Texthelp, Read&Write for iPad takes the essential elements of our award-winning literacy software ‘Read&Write’ and incorporates them into a simple to use keyboard. Built using the same data as the Read&Write desktop toolbar - the result of over 20 years of developing literacy solutions for millions of users. It’s comprehensive and in context, providing support beyond what iPad inbuilt features can offer.

Read&Write for iPad, working in every app, provides help everywhere it’s needed whether it ’s working on documents, presentations, being creative or just using mail. It’s great for those with individual needs such as Dyslexia and those where English is not their first language, but it’s designed for everyone. Plus with the included Safari toolbar, every web page is accessible.

For reading and writing, it provides customisable text to speech - including continuous reading and dual colour highlighting in a quick tap. Speak-as-I type lets users focus on writing skills and aids understanding as they go. Plus, sentences are displayed in the keyboard area as they are read - a great help to bring focus. The prediction feature works in context, suggesting a range of relevant words to build better sentences, and the Talk&Type feature makes it easy to put thoughts into written words, for those who may struggle with typing.

For vocabulary, there’s an easy to understand dictionary, providing not just definitions, but contextual sentences as well. There’s also a picture dictionary to help users build visual links and references. All available in a single tap and can be read aloud.

For spelling and grammar checking, users get a wide range of suggestions, including confusable words, and in a tap, these can be individually read aloud or defined with the dictionary feature.

Read&Write for iPad. A comprehensive set of tools providing enhanced literacy support and accessibility to all.

Remember - this is not an app, it’s a keyboard so please remember to set this up when you download - you’ll find an easy to follow video guide the first time you tap the Read&Write icon.

To start a free 30 day trial of all features, just sign into the app with one of the suggested email providers. After this trial period, text to speech and translator remain free forever. Read&Write for iPad premium access can also be activated through your institution/organization’s Read&Write license or through a single license.

For more information on Read&Write licensing and pricing, visit https://text.help/ipad

What’s New

Version 1.2.8

Updated for iOS 13.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Armadalemcd ,


I followed the instructions, installed the keyboard and enabled it but it never appeared in any of the apps to use. Gave up and uninstalled it

TheBrotherG ,

What a waste of money

I have this software installed on Windows pc so I thought I would use it on an iPad. Its not very good at all. Wasted my money and I don't get a refund either.

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